Marion Co. defeats Berry 54-6

Kemari Hollingsworth (5) is shown running upfield against Marion County.

The Berry Wildcats traveled to Guin to face the Marion County Red Raiders in football last Friday night. The two teams were penalized a total of 19 times, with 16 of the penalties occurring in the first half. Despite the constant stoppage of play, the two teams played hard the entire contest. Marion County took advantage of three Wildcat turnovers to win the game 54-6.  


Tornadoes dominate Wildcats 62 -0

Lake Norris (24) is shown running the ball for Berry against Pickens County.

The Berry Wildcats continued its play in Region 5 by facing the eighth-ranked team in 1A when they traveled to Reform to face the Pickens County Tornadoes. The Wildcats got behind early and never gained any traction during the game. The potent Tornadoes’ offense proved to be too much for the Wildcats, as Pickens County won 62 - 0.


Curry defeats the Wildcats by the score of 42-21

Hudson Naramore (30) is shown blocking for Luke Norris (24) after he received the handoff from Ace Norris (2).

The Berry Wildcats traveled to Walker County to face the 4A Curry Yellow Jackets in its first game of the 2022 campaign. The Wildcats’ offense moved the ball well, but penalties and injuries plagued the Wildcats the entire game. The Wildcats kept the game close for most of the game, but two late fourth quarter scores gave the Yellow Jackets a 21-point victory, 42 - 21.


Berry Council approves water line requests

Pictured is the Berry Town Hall, where the Aug. 1 Berry Town Council meeting was held.

The Berry Town Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 at Berry Town Hall. Councilman Calvin Madison and Councilman Charles Tidwell were absent from the meeting, with all other council members present. Councilman Russell Madison led the council in prayer, with Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar leading the Pledge of Allegiance.


Edmonson named to All-State team

Kyla Edmonson is shown pitching for the Berry Lady Wildcats during the 2022 season.

Berry High School senior pitcher Kyla Edmonson finished the season for the second consecutive year as an Alabama High School second-team All-State softball player, as selected by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.


Berry to seek bids on water pumps

The Berry Town Council voted at its June 6 meeting to seek bids for three new raw water pumps for the Berry Water System. All council members were in attendance for the meeting with the exception of Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar. Berry Water Plant Chief Operator Walter Taylor appeared before the council during the meeting to explain to the council the urgent need for the new pumps. He also explained that there is at least a six-month wait to receive new pumps once they are ordered.


Bank of Berry closes

The First National Bank (Bank of Berry) has closed and the building is currently on the market to sell.

The Board of Directors for Marion County Bancshares, Inc., doing business as First National Bank, Hamilton, made the decision to close its branches in Berry and Parrish, effective May 27.
The bank will continue to operate all other branches located in Hamilton, Sulligent, Haleyville, Carbon Hill and Double Springs. A recommendation to close the Berry and Parrish branches was made during the Board’s January 2021 meeting, following a review of the 2020 branch performance reports.